Senior Accountant – Uganda

Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Uganda


Company Information:

Lipa Later is a buy now, pay later platform that allows consumers to shop and pay for items in monthly instalments. Lipa Later is a Pan African organization with presence across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria – with plans of opening new markets in the near future. The company is growing quickly, and as such, we are looking to recruit and onboard a team of industry leaders with a hustler mentality, ambition, and desire to rapidly build a Pan African business. This position is based in Uganda.

About the Role 

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Accountant in Uganda will be responsible for managing finance operations in Uganda and Rwanda with support from the Kenya and Rwanda finance teams. Through his/her skills and expertise, he/she will collaborate with other teams to effectively handle the finance functions.

Reports to: Finance Manager

Job Title: Senior Accountant – Uganda

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Treasury management for Uganda and Rwanda 
  • Posting journals and reconciliation of accounts for Uganda and Rwanda, including updating the fixed asset register and movement schedule, reconciling portfolio reports from our CRM, and month end adjustments and reporting.
  • Bank reconciliations and posting transactions on the accounting system for Uganda and Rwanda.
  • Preparing management accounts for Uganda and Rwanda incorporating the monthly profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow statement and financial ratio reports..
  • Tax filing and regulatory compliance for Uganda and Rwanda.
  • Processing payroll for Uganda and Rwanda, including staff payroll review and filing, declaration of payroll taxes and declaration of other statutory contributions.

Required Qualifications

  • Business Degree preferably in Finance or Accounting from a recognized university.
  • At least 4 years of relevant accounting experience.
  • ACCA/CPA finalist or similar designation or experience.
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge.
  • Proven knowledge of SAGE accounting system 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven ability to deliver high quality & accurate reports within demanding timelines. 
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • Have excellent quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Be an excellent team player/collaborator with excellent communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to act decisively and resolve problems.


If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting in the subject line the Job Title “Senior Accountant – Uganda” and attach a detailed CV with the correct e-mail address and telephone contacts. All written applications and CVs should be submitted via the email below:

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